Make your arrangements for moving specialists and materials as far ahead of your moving date as possible
Read and ensure that you understand all the terms and conditions of your contract (Bill of Lading.)
If you plan to do your own packing, start well before your moving date. This avoids a last minute “packing rush”.
Leave one box open and label it “OPEN FIRST”, for items you may need immediately upon your arrival at your new home (example: modem, phone, tools, toiletries, remote controls, answering machine, etc.)
Extremely fragile items such as glass, flat screens, and mirrors should be professionally packed or crated.
Open Liquids should not be shipped as they can leak and cause damage to your shipment.
Pack heavy items in small boxes (example: books in small cartons, bedding in large cartons.)
Label boxes by the room you would like them moved to, not from(example: master bedroom, kitchen, basement, garage, etc.)
Label the top and sides of all cartons with your name and destination room in BOLD LETTERS for easy identification.
Set up a specific area in your home for all items NOT to be moved and inform your movers of where this area is.
Defrost your refrigerator and freezer the day before moving (freezers must be empty at time of loading.)
Dispose of all flammables such as matches, aerosols, fuels and propane tanks before your moving date.
Empty dresser drawers, and remove all fragile items and liquids.
Take any currency, jewelry, and valuable documents with you. Movers will not take responsibility for articles of “extraordinary value.”
Complete a walk through of your home with your truck foreman to ensure all items have been removed (check closets, cupboards, behind doors, etc.)
Before loading is complete, give your foreman a phone number where you can be reached once you leave. It is VERY important to provide an alternative contact number in case you cannot be reached at your new home.
If your move occurs during extreme weather conditions, allow your electronics to acclimatize before plugging them in at your new home.
Make sure any missing items are identified and removed from the truck before the truck foreman and crew depart.
Keep a copy of your contract (Bill of Lading), as most moves are tax deductible.
Method of Payment – The foreman is required to collect payment in full once the crew has unloaded the truck. Final payment must be made by: CASH, CASHIER’s CHECK or MONEY ORDERS. Make payable to: MOVE WITHIN MOVERS Chicago, Inc.